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Current and upcoming insect pests of Ontario field crops

Ontario cereal crop pests remain an issue for winter and spring wheat, though winter wheat fields are nearing the stage where true armyworm larval feeding is no longer a concern.

Nitrogen status in Ontario’s 2020 corn fields

OMAFRA’s annual Pre-Sidedress Nitrogen Test survey occurred in early June despite additional difficulties created by COVID-19. This year’s average value, determined from samples gathered, was slightly above the long-term average.

2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled

Due to concerns about COVID-19, the Royal’s Board of Directors made the difficult but unanimous decision to cancel the Fair, originally scheduled for Nov. 6-15 at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
Featured News 

FAQ: Navigating COVID-19 outbreaks on Ontario farms

With some farms in Ontario navigating COVID-19 outbreaks, the provincial government has released a plan to reduce on-farm transmission and a set of updated public health guidance measures for positive asymptomatic workers. Stephanie Gordon of Fruit & Vegetable magazine has compiled a list of frequently asked questions, in both English and Spanish, that address what to do if a worker tests positive. » Learn more

Smart farming and glimpses into the future

Agriculture is a risky business, and the value of “smart” ag or ag technologies is really in helping to mitigate that risk. Joy Agnew, director of applied research at Olds College in Alberta, discusses the future of smart agriculture technology. Agnew recommends approaching smart ag tech with a sense of realism in determining how applicable the technology is for farmers in Western Canada. » Learn more

Manitoba bean crops further along than in recent years

Manitoba’s soybean crops are more advanced for this time of year than the crops of 2017-2019 were. » Read more

Moisture conditions improve in Saskatchewan thanks to rainfall

The dry conditions that delayed emergence of small-seeded crops were improved with recent rains. » Read more

Beck Ag opens Canadian office with local GM

Beck Ag has opened a Canadian office, securing David Webb as their Canadian general manager. » Read more